Basic Bushcraft

When 7 March at 10:00am to Tuesday 28 March at 3:45pm, 2017
Provided by The Conservation Volunteers

An introduction to the knowledge, skills and attitudes of bushcraft for beginners.

It takes place within the grounds of Hollybush Conservation Centre but also includes a trip to Bramley Fall Wood.


  • To achieve competence at the basic skills of bushcraft
  • To promote conservation
  • To increase self-reliance, task-confidence and self-esteem
  • To raise awareness of the value of teamwork and co-operation
Venue Hollybush Conservation Centre
Broad Lane Kirkstall Leeds LS5 3BP
Learning outcomes • Light a smokeless fire • Put up a tarpaulin shelter • Tie the most useful knots • Make charcoal in a tin can • Use lashings to make a tripod • Carve a pot-hanger, tent peg, clothes peg • Identify the most common UK tree species • Make bannock bread on the open fire Exact course content depends on the time of year.
Suitable for Adults 19 or over Leeds area residents People with mental ill health, physical illness, refugee status, learning difficulty or drug or alcohol issues
How to book We conduct a simple interview to make sure that the person is right for the course and the course is right for the person. To arrange an interview please contact the Short Courses Co-ordinator, Eric Yaffey, on 0113 239 9929 or 07740 899 723 or e-mail:
Cost £60 or £16 if you are 65 or over FREE if you are on benefits. Evidence of benefits must be provided before the course starts.